Bird Books & Resources for Adults & Children {Birding}


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Over the past few days I’ve shared how we do birdwatching at our home and how other families encourage birding in their homes. I thought it might also be helpful to share what resources we have in the bird corner in our playroom that we use frequently.

Our bird corner

Our bird corner

Bird Log Kids

by Deanna Brandt

Whenever we identify a new bird, we always record it in our bird journals. Lucy has this bird journal for kids. We record the information together, and she draws a picture of the bird.

Filling out her bird journal

Filling out her bird journal

Rite in the Rain Birders Field Journal Kit All Weather

by Rite in the Rain

This is what I use to record my bird sightings. Of course, you could just use a regular notebook! 

The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America (Peterson Field Guides)

by Bill Thompson III

This is Lucy’s official bird book. I love helping her locate birds we’ve found in it. It’s a great way to practice using nonfiction resources!

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds, Western Region

by Miklos D. F. Udvardy

And this is my official bird book I use to identify birds we spot.

Beginning Birdwatcher’s Book

by Sy Barlowe

Lucy has loved this sticker book. She also uses it as a resource when identifying birds~ it’s much easier for her to use this one on her own.


by Kevin Henkes

One of our favorite Kevin Henkes books! 




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  1. I really like the bird journal idea. It encourages writing, and it’s scientific too. Exactly what the experts do…. Here are some resources we used when we studied birds.

    Bird watching is a great hobby and I would love it if you link up with Hobbies and Handicrafts again this week.

    • Thanks so much for the link, Julie! So excited to check out the resources! I’ve been surprised how even my 20 month old has gotten into it. He loves to spot birds and even tries to imitate writing in his journal like his sister.

  2. Very cute! A cool resource.

    Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  3. My 8 year old LOVES birding. This is a fun collection of resources. Thanks for sharing at The Children’s Bookshelf.

  4. Nice to know that there are other bird loving kids out there! My 3 year old is particularly fond of nests. It’s tricky finding educational yet fun bird books but this one, In the Nest, has been a big success:

  5. I like the list of resources you listed. Batman’s new obsession is birds, so we’ve got a nice big bird feeder in our backyard, which needs to be refilled with bird seed again.

  6. We hear kookaburras in our yard, and my daughter often asks about them. She also knows how to spot a magpie.

    I’ve never thought of going bird watching, but I think she’d enjoy it.

    Do you know if these books have many Australian birds featured?

    • I would LOVE to see a kookaburra one day! One can only dream. 🙂 Birdwatching has been so much fun for us all. I believe all of the books I featured mainly focused on North American birds, although the journals would work no matter where you are. When I searched Amazon, I did see many field guides available for Australia and New Zealand.

  7. Those look like great notebook-journal supplies!

  8. Organic Aspirations says:

    Great ideas, and I’m pinning this! My girls are really into birds right now, and I want to get some of the books you suggest from the library. Thanks for sharing on Eco Kids!

  9. Anonymous says:

    We are crazy about birds! The Henkes book is one of our favs!! I am certain Bunny would LOVE the sticker book!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Hope you join us again today!

  10. I love the bird log and journal. My two kids love watching the birds in our garden and I think they would really enjoy recording what they see too.

    I am hosting a new nonfiction reading link party called Keeping it Real and it would be great if you could share your bird watching post with us.


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